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Rest in Peace Al Schmitt

Rest in Peace Al Schmitt

Al Schmitt, a renowned recording producer/engineer with a litany of accolades and accomplishments over the course of his massively influential career, has died at the age of 91, it was reported by various outlets on Tuesday, noting that Schmitt passed Monday evening....

PREMIER Guitar: All Roads Lead to Les

PREMIER Guitar: All Roads Lead to Les

It’s impossible to imagine modern music without Les Paul’s monumental contributions. It’s not hyperbole to say that he’s the father of multitrack recording. His pioneering work on the electric guitar itself is legendary. After all, is there a more famous signature...

Lou Pallo – R.I.P. Friend

Lou Pallo – R.I.P. Friend

All of us at the Les Paul Foundation are deeply saddened by the passing of our friend Lou Pallo. With grace and style, an extraordinary talent and smiles that would light up a room, Lou was always there for Les. He is admired by many of the world's greatest musicians...

Rest In Peace Eddie Van Halen

Rest In Peace Eddie Van Halen

All of us at the Les Paul Foundation are profoundly saddened at the news of Eddie Van Halen’s passing. Les and Eddie were great friends, often jamming together on stage and shared a very special relationship. We send our love and sympathy to Eddie’s family, his...

The Les Paul Foundation Provides COVID-19 Support to Grantees

The Les Paul Foundation Provides COVID-19 Support to Grantees

New York, New York – May 12, 2020 – The Les Paul Foundation has announced special grants to support organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic. The organizations, made up of previous grantees, have received additional funding to assist during the current pandemic. ...

The Amazing Legacy of Les Paul

The Amazing Legacy of Les Paul

"Les Paul strikes me as the Steve Jobs of his era. Consider how many things he was great at: Had he not been the first to experiment with solid body electrics in the early 40’s, he would still be a legend for his wild flights of fancy on guitar. Had he limited himself...